The morning after the night before,
Foregone conclusions becoming reality within mere moments.
Hope disintegrating into despair.
What now then?
I will ask why but I will not cry foul.
I will criticize but I will not demonize.
For if despair is not a strategy,
What then should be?
Rest, regroup, renew, move on, live to fight another day.
On earth as it is in heaven pushed further away.
Breathe in, breathe out.
Stand up, speak loudly.
Live. Learn. Love.
-Karri Temple Brackett
November 9, 2022